St. John’s Red Storm
Basketball in New Rochelle just got real interesting. Again. Norvel Pelle’s decision to attend Iona makes the Gaels a national story for the second consecutive season.
“The Johnnies basketball family is ecstatic for Coach Dunlap’s opportunity. Mike’s selection as the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach is a well-deserved honor,” Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin said in a statement.
A cerebral defender with uncanny timing, the 6-foot-9 big man will do a tremendous job protecting the rim for the Red Storm, who are now positioned to be a legitimate factor in the Big East next season.
Arizona earned its first trip to the College World Series since 2004 by beating St. John’s 7-4 on Saturday to complete a two-game sweep.
LeRoy Ellis, who played 14 years in the NBA after a standout career at St. John’s, has died of prostate cancer. He was 72.
Patrick Ewing is one of several candidates that the Charlotte Bobcats will interview for their head coaching vacancy, and the Hall of Fame center will meet with team officials next week, said people familiar with the situation.
Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane, who coached the New York Knicks during the late 1950s and later was a longtime scout for the team, has died. He was 92.
Iona guard Scott Machado, who led the nation in assists, is the winner of the Haggerty Award, presented to the outstanding college basketball player in the New York area.
A person familiar with the decision says St. John’s forward Moe Harkless, the Big East Rookie of the Year, has decided to apply for early entry to the NBA draft.
Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 73-59 victory over St. John’s on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East Tournament.
Despite some theories that a double bye could hurt Syracuse, it’s difficult to see Jim Boeheim’s team not playing Saturday night for a Big East title.
ane Miller grabbed a rebound and scored on a one-handed slam dunk with 11.2 seconds to play to give Rutgers a 61-58 victory over St. John’s.
Ashton Gibbs shook off a recent slump to score 19 points in his final home game as Pittsburgh snapped a five-game losing streak with an 89-69 victory over St. John’s on Wednesday night.
On Saturday, they held No. 20 Notre Dame to its worst game of the season from beyond the arc and it meant a 61-58 victory, their first of the season in 11 games against a ranked team.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 23 points and Amir Garrett added a season-high 18 to lead St. John’s to a 79-72 victory over DePaul on Monday night. It was the Red Storm’s second straight win after losing four in a row.